We are a commercialisation agency dedicated to bringing new research and technologies to market.
With a keen focus on STEM areas, we collaborate with researchers, entrepreneurs, businesses and government to turn groundbreaking ideas into market-ready solutions.
Our expert team are driven by strong values and aim to do what is best for each client by providing guidance, knowledge about the market, and hands-on help to make sure that great ideas become successful businesses.
We understand that the business landscape is constantly evolving, and staying ahead of the competition requires fresh thinking and bold strategies.
That’s why we offer a comprehensive suite of services designed to guide our clients through every stage of the innovation journey, from ideation to commercialisation.
gemaker was founded by Natalie Chapman in 2011 with the aim of boosting Australian innovation, research translation and IP commercialisation.
Natalie believed this was best done through the strategic implementation of new technologies, fostering a national culture of innovation, and providing businesses with the tools to thrive in an ever-changing landscape. This approach continues to underpin everything gemaker does today.
The team has now grown to more than 20 highly skilled professionals with a broad range of technical and commercial expertise.
We continue to be passionate about promoting Australian innovation and affecting positive change, particularly in areas that heavily impact people and our planet, such as emission-reduction, critical minerals, space, medtech and securing food supplies.
We strongly believe in supporting the health of our ecosystem, not just our company, and give back to the innovation community with all means at our disposal.
We’re particularly passionate about encouraging all people to pursue careers in innovation, science and technology, especially under-represented groups such as women and first nations.
Some organisations and causes to which we donate our time, money and other resources are shown here. We have also supported several science fairs and STEM programs at schools and universities.
What our clients say
gemaker were generous in sharing their wealth of commercialisation knowledge in the context of the university environment as well as from the perspective of industry. Their depth of experience meant that they could provide flexible and practical solutions with real-world examples.
We have to be agile, so gemaker’s swift support as a one-stop-shop for strategic advice, business planning, graphic design, writing, etc, has been key to our success. They’ve saved us heartache by providing sound advice based on extensive experience. The responsive gemaker team speaks our language and their can-do culture is a great fit for InSpace.
KCA chose gemaker for their sector knowledge, competency and cost-effectiveness. gemaker delivered the inaugural SCOPR report in an excellent format to tight deadlines, demonstrating professionalism, clarity and sensibility in all interactions. The report was well-received by research organisations and government stakeholders.
I recommend gemaker as a cooperative, collaborative and enthusiastic team who are leaders in their space.
We wouldn’t hesitate in working with the gemaker team again, they have outstanding expertise, the turnaround time was quick and their service is great value for money.
The gemaker team has diverse skills and experience ranging from media and marketing to commercialisation and intellectual property strategy, fundraising and industry and government partnerships. They have helped on all these fronts to position our company as a national leader in sustainable urban mobility.
I highly recommend Gemaker’s services to businesses at all stages of growth.
gemaker has provided guidance and support to polish our business strategies and best respond to the COVID-fuelled, rapid global growth in the e-mobility sector.
gemaker has been an invaluable resource and partner and we are so glad we settled on Natalie’s team to help us with our growth plans as they have been, and remain, a very important part of our journey.
Working with gemaker helped us to clarify and refine our messages and offerings to clearly communicate our value proposition and capabilities. Having experts work alongside your team delivers successful outcomes and also builds capacity and capability in your organisation.